School News

2020

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story behind Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of Residential…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME GUIDE

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize contact with others’ period if a child has presenting…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER? HOW TO WEAR?

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL FACE MASK? Non-medical face masks can play…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff and students

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist - to decide whether they can attend…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific to your child's start date. Please check your school's…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks in all public spaces (e.g. hallways, learning…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21 school year. Please note: Appendices can be accessed…

Rich Valley School is getting a new gymnasium!

Alberta Government stimulus plan boosts school upkeep and renewal projects Rich Valley School is getting a new gym thanks to Alberta Education's Capital Maintenance Renewal Stimulus (CMR) package. This unique opportunity will allow Northern Gateway Public…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land address to the school. Proof of residence is required…